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Old 07-30-2011, 05:56 PM   #1
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amp install with non h/k nav

Hate to ask this since after being a memeber for 9 years here I'm always able to find what I'm looking for on my own through a search, but I'm having trouble finding what I'm looking for. Perhaps all my searches included incorrect search words. Anyways I have an 04' 325 coupe that is now my commuter car and would like to add an amp and sub to the non h/k factory nav system. Can anyone lead me in the right direction? Just looking for a DIY. Any help is greatly appreciated! thanks fellas
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:34 PM   #2
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You could get a high low adapter from any local car stereo shop and use the existing wires running to one of the two rear speakers. Just split it and wire it in. Make sure you get an amp that can wake when it detects current. (I'm using a kicker dx350.2 running a 12" cvr) works great and I haven't had any problems
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:30 AM   #3
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Appreciate your help. I have a Stinger converter and what I've done in past cars is run a switch up front under the dash for power to the amp. So after thinking about it, I think I'm going to take that approach again that way I shut the bass on and off as desired and just run it off the battery and amp. Now I just need to figure out how to install the BMW auxiliary input for my ipod and iphone. My car has the pre-wired CD changer but not pre-wired for satellite radio so would you happen to know if I could use the BMW kit to the CD changer instead? Again, thanks for the input!

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Old 07-31-2011, 11:53 AM   #4
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I fairly certain you can. I have yet to do this in my e46 but I was able to do it in my e36. I know it's possible to ghetto rig a RCA cable to work off the wires for the cd changer so the BMW kit should work just dandy!
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